Léon Jessel  (1871-1942)
Last updated: 11.06.17
As gleaned from various Internet sources given below, Léon Jessel was a German composer born in Stettin. After studying with various teachers between 1888 and 1891 he became a conductor and musical director working in many German cities. His best known operetta is the Schwarzwaldmädel, first performed in the Comic Opera, Berlin, in August 1917 having a run of 900 performances. He went on to write a total of 18 operettas without however achieving the same success. He is equally well known for his Parade of the Wooden Soldiers. Being a Jew he suffered the same fate as several of his artistic contemporaries and died aged 70 after torture by the Gestapo.


Own Library :
sm15.gif Mädle aus dem schwarzen Wald (1917) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers (1921) T/T/B+T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
Videos :
youtube15.jpg The Parade of the Tin Soldiers (3:06) by L. Jessel    
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Ragtime Music CDs:
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DBE814 Mädle aus dem schwarzen Wald (1917)
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3½ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE217 The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers (1921) - Op. 123
T/T/B/B+T/GB(B), approx 3 mins.
1-2 days
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 13 works by Léon Jessel (1871-1942). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located.

Die Schöne Schwarzwalderin (1917)
Schattentanz (1917)
Es Kann Ein Bub' Sein (1917)
Scheint Die Sonne Herein (1917)
Lachende Augen Holder Sirenen (1917)
Wir Sind Auf Der Walz' (1917)
Mädle aus dem schwarzen Wald (1917)
The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers (1921) wvicon.gif
Malwine Ach Malwine (1917)
Schmetterlings Schicksal (?)
Muss Denn Die Lieb' Stets Tragödie Sein (1917)
Unter Hindenburgs Fahnen Op. 263 (?)
O Caccilia (1917)